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 M1 Garand owners how are you carrying your ammo?
2006highsierra  [Member]
3/6/2010 8:33:28 AM
Just wondering if anyone is doing extensive shooting if you are going retro with GI bandoleers or if you are using some newer ammo pouch in place from blackhawk or someone?
M1A4ME  [Member]
3/6/2010 10:14:13 AM
When I go shooting I have one repro GI 10 pouch M1 ammo belt and I carry the rest in bandoleers. When I go on a road trip I also carry extra clips in newer mag. pouches.

An M14 pouch designed to hold 2 twenty round mags will hold 7 eight round M1 clips. An M16 pouch designed to carry 3 thirty round mags. will hold 8 eight round clips.

shack357  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 10:25:45 AM
Careful. Watch state laws. In IA, magazines and speedloaders must be unloaded. To be legal, I have to grab a handful of ammo(or the whole can) and a few clips. I'm sure some other states are the same way.
Stryfe  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 10:45:36 AM
Olongapo outfitters Has special made M1 Garand Gear.
I just got their stock pouch from Brownells. Haven't slipped it on yet, still putting together parts for a hunting setup.
Stryfe  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 10:45:38 AM
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Sailormilan2  [Member]
3/6/2010 11:30:34 AM
A custom belt I put together. Pistol belt on the right side, one half of a Garand belt with pockets on the left, and Alice Suspenders. Each Garand pocket will hold one enbloc 8 rd clip, or 1 15 rd M1 Carbine magazine, or 2 - 3 5 rd strippers for my M1A or 8mm 98K.
2006highsierra  [Member]
3/6/2010 11:38:37 AM
Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Olongapo outfitters Has special made M1 Garand Gear.
I just got their stock pouch from Brownells. Haven't slipped it on yet, still putting together parts for a hunting setup.


I may try to order me one of those, pretty nifty looking.
LFR787  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 12:02:06 PM
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Olongapo outfitters Has special made M1 Garand Gear.
I just got their stock pouch from Brownells. Haven't slipped it on yet, still putting together parts for a hunting setup.


I may try to order me one of those, pretty nifty looking.


I have the stock pouch and the Garand Grab and Go. I use them for 3-gun, when I'm feeling nostalgic. You should see the looks I get when going up against AR's with 20,30 and 100 rnd mags and drums. Great workmanship, you won't be disappointed
Black-Tiger  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 12:24:21 PM
I use an original M1923 Cartridge belt at times, though mopst of the time i am lazy and just bring the ammo in endblocs on an original WW2 era .30 cal ammo can.

If you want to get a cartridge belt, but don;t want to spend a lot of money on an original WW2 one, go to At The Front Militaria and buy one of their repros, they are very well made and if you break this one, you won;t feel as half as bad.



They make most of their uniforms and gear in-house, so you are getting a quality made product, made deep int he heart of Kentucky and not some crap made in a sweatshop in rural China. If you gonna buy WW2 gear, BUY AMERICAN.
Southern_Raider  [Member]
3/6/2010 6:09:21 PM
I've been looking at the "Retro Tactical" line of pouches from Gunsaddles.com. They seem to have a bit more of a modern flair.
Miami_JBT  [Team Member]
3/6/2010 7:12:10 PM
WWI Grenade Vest....



11 poches. Each pouch holds two en bloc clips

You can still get them pretty cheap. Mine was made in 1918 and it's brand new.
mmj6213  [Member]
3/7/2010 7:58:48 PM
I just bought a couple of spam cans of HXP packed in clips and bandoliers, then
reuse the 6 pocket OD bandolier. Pretty ghetto compared to the
Olangopo products, but you can reuse the clips and bandolier.
M1A4ME  [Member]
3/7/2010 8:40:36 PM
I'm not a lawyer but a clip is not a magazine. The CMP ships them that way (loaded). Its locked in the trunk/back of the truck.

Maybe I'm bad. Maybe in VA its okay. Maybe I'm not going to worry about it.

I'm sure there are places its illegal. Everything is illegal somewhere.
shack357  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 9:37:44 PM
Originally Posted By M1A4ME:
I'm not a lawyer but a clip is not a magazine. .


I'm aware of that, though I've been guilty of using the terms interchangeably while knowing better. As I said, IA law says magazines and speedloaders must be unloaded during transport(at least while a gun that can use them is also in the car). I could be worong, but the M1 clip might be seen under IA law as a speedloader. Just wanted to mention the possibility that hauling loaded clips while also hauling a Garand might be a violation.
weptek911  [Team Member]
3/7/2010 9:53:39 PM
I use a modernized knock-off M1923 cartridge belt. It works for one Garand Enbloc or two 1903 stripper clips.
M1A4ME  [Member]
3/7/2010 10:09:01 PM
Originally Posted By shack357:
Originally Posted By M1A4ME:
I'm not a lawyer but a clip is not a magazine. .


I'm aware of that, though I've been guilty of using the terms interchangeably while knowing better. As I said, IA law says magazines and speedloaders must be unloaded during transport(at least while a gun that can use them is also in the car). I could be worong, but the M1 clip might be seen under IA law as a speedloader. Just wanted to mention the possibility that hauling loaded clips while also hauling a Garand might be a violation.



Not trying to be a smart ass. I'd heard the same thing about some states and rifle magazines. Wow, even handgun speedloaders are included out there? Man, when I carried my Ruger speed six around I always had two speed loaders ready for it. Sometimes what seems like common sense to "us" isn't looked up favorably by "them". I hope "they" never need one of us to save their bacon.
M1A4ME  [Member]
3/7/2010 10:11:52 PM
looks like I did a double tap
MythBuster  [Member]
3/8/2010 4:09:49 PM
Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
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If you want to get a cartridge belt, but don;t want to spend a lot of money on an original WW2 one, go to At The Front Militaria and buy one of their repros, they are very well made and if you break this one, you won;t feel as half as bad.



They make most of their uniforms and gear in-house, so you are getting a quality made product, made deep int he heart of Kentucky and not some crap made in a sweatshop in rural China. If you gonna buy WW2 gear, BUY AMERICAN.


I live close to their store. They do make
good products. Sort of expensive but first rate.

texn884  [Member]
3/8/2010 5:09:33 PM
I would rather pay a bit more if it is good quality and made in the USA just like our M1 Garands.
These rifles were developed back in the early 40's and are still being used and loved everyday.
This is what made this country great!

Stryfe  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 7:51:28 PM
Originally Posted By texn884:
These rifles were developed back in the early 40's and are still being used and loved everyday.


Late '20's to early '30's
Officially adopted in 1936.
JohnRippert  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 10:41:29 PM

When I bought my Grab-n-Go setups for my ARs I picked up one for the Garand as well. I already had a few 10 pocket belts that I bought from Sportsmansguide.com, three green for .30-06 and for .308 two black. If I wear a belt and toss the Grab-n-Go over the shoulder that is 176rd of feed for a Garand.




Tim_the_enchanter  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 10:53:04 PM
Just the rifle and some full bandoleers. The way God intended.
ISUSteve  [Member]
3/9/2010 1:13:03 AM
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
...Mine was made in 1918 and it's brand new.


I don't think it works like that.
Miami_JBT  [Team Member]
3/9/2010 8:14:35 AM
Originally Posted By ISUSteve:
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
...Mine was made in 1918 and it's brand new.


I don't think it works like that.


But it does work that way...... Made in 1918.... never issued and sat in it's original packaging until I purchased it. BRAND NEW!
SNAFU-M1A  [Member]
3/9/2010 11:01:35 AM
Originally Posted By LFR787:
Originally Posted By 2006highsierra:
Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Olongapo outfitters Has special made M1 Garand Gear.
I just got their stock pouch from Brownells. Haven't slipped it on yet, still putting together parts for a hunting setup.


I may try to order me one of those, pretty nifty looking.


I have the stock pouch and the Garand Grab and Go. I use them for 3-gun, when I'm feeling nostalgic. You should see the looks I get when going up against AR's with 20,30 and 100 rnd mags and drums. Great workmanship, you won't be disappointed


Another vote for Olongapo. I bought a stock pouch and a custom grab & go bag from him back when he first started out & was selling on the CMP forums. I had him put 12 pouches on each side of the bag for a total of 24 enblocs. With 24 enblocs on the bag & 2 on the stock pouch plus one in the rifle, you get 216rds on 27 enblocs.
WiseguyThreeOne  [Team Member]
3/17/2010 11:47:39 AM
M1936 pistol belt, 4 rigger pouches with 7 clips each, 2 bandoleers in the M1936 musette bag.

I started to dabble in WWII Airborne reenacting when I was with the 101st. Only drawback to the rigger's pouches is if you cram a bunch of clips in there, expect more than one to come flying out when you pop the snap.